Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, April 01, 1889, Page 8, Image 8
8 THE HESPERIAN . EXCHANGE BRIC-A-BRAC. Academia Acta, Hiawatha, Kansas; new paper; good locals; some chestnuts; success to you. Congratulations for that new cover, Portfolio. Suppose it is to celebrate your recent oratorical victory. Ann Arbor has a regularly detailed U. S. navy officer for the classes in marine engineering and shipbuilding. The Dcnison Collegian is a very neat paper and its inter ior is on a par with the exterior in many particulars. The Pulse, Grinncll, Iowa; new venture; suggestive name; neat cover; honest work; too much praise of itself reprinted. Congratulations and good wishes. University Voice, Wooster, Ohio; a newspaper in form and in matter. Might be well to fill up that page occupied by Talmage's sermon with some original matter. The high school Register of Omaha visits us pretty regu larly, and though small is neatly printed, and considerable care is shown in editing. Some improvement might be made in "Notes." On account of the consolidation of Grant Memorial uni versity, the latter name will hereafter disappear from the list of American colleges, and the former will be the name of the new institution formed. The Academic, St. Albans, Vermont; not pretty; too clumsy; departments fairly well sustained; too much self gratulation; considerable backbone in the exchange depart ment. Why not publish oftcner? The Adelphian, Brooklyn; size and appearance very good; editorials, tolerable; locals rather scanty; "Literary Chit- well selected; some rather wild flights of imagination chat' in the stories; exchange exceedingly chatty and informal. St. Albans high school has a congress somewhat similar to the Amherst senate. Matters of school government arc referred by the faculty to these delegates from the classes who submit them to the class organizations and report back to the faculty. Geology. Professor to young lady: "Can you tell me why the term 'man' is used here right along?" She: "Well, 1 suppose it is used gcnerically, but 'woman' naturally clings to and is embraced by 'man.' Subdued hilarity by the other members of the class. Lawrentian. We notice that the "College News" department of the News, Syracuse, which we, in our last issue said was per haps deserving of the Collegian's compliment, has published the same item about Garfield university, three separate times. Wake up and be a little more careful hereafter or you will forfeit your good name. The Hillsdale Herald clips a number of our locals and calls them "childish drivel." Now we realize that those locals are not up to the high standard of our esteemed con temporary. They were not fraught with matter deep and dire. They weie not of the solemn sedate style which per vades the select and single column of locals which makes the Herald so conspicuous among our exchanges. But a few of those locals referred to really good jokes which the students appreciated. We regret exceedingly that we have no editor Who can pour forth a flood of rippling merriment and pure unadulterated humor on demand. In the effort' to make the locals interesting our-editors are forced sometimes to write copy, tthe humor of which "is so shallow that it evaporates before 'it reaches the Herald's palatial sanctum. Please bear with us. Excuse our many" faults. We wish we migh do 'better for your sake, most respected Herald. However, don't waste any of your valuable space again by clipping for the amusement of your readers locals which it is impossible that they should appreciate, not knowing the circumstances. The University, from the University of the City of New York is by far the slimmest paper we have seen which comes from a reputable institution. It announces that it has just been resuscitated after "two years of innocuous desuetude," and we advise it to retire from the world for about two years more and then try it again. "Miss Maud," he said, "I came in this evening to ask you a question, and I have brought a ring with me. Now, before you try it on, I want to tell you that if you feel inclined to be a sister to me I shall have to take it back, as father objects to my sisters wearing rings with such large diamonds." And Maud said she would keep the ring. Reveille. Say Simpsy, don't let your angry passions rise when someone tells you disagreeable truths. It is generally a sign that the shoe fits. It is also well not to resort to exaggera tion. It gives one the impression that the. truth wouldn't be strong enough to suit your vituperative tendencies. We see a great deal to commend in our exchanges much that wc are glad to profit by in our own weak endeavors to run a college paper. But wc also cc many things that cannot be commended for instance, the exchange -editor on the Simp sonian. Believing it to be more important that error should be corrected than that excellence should be complimented, adverse ctiticism will probably continue to predominate in our column. Your recent boyish tirade against us sounds much like the write ups one of our late predecessors used to receive. Can it be that you are confusing different ex men? At any rate we arc glad to note that our late "snap and snarl" seems to have had a good effect on the amount of slang used w your column. If you continue to improve you may brjomc quite a success. -'Live and learn," should be your motto. Wc are sorry to note in two or three of our exchanges recently, that certain college journals have been guilty of stealing matter from our contemporaries, changing it slightly and reprinting it as their own. This little fact destroys somewhat of our faith in the sagacity as well as the lionesty of college students. Now the next time you steal anything don't take it from a college paper. Remember that college papers arc pored over by a couple of hundred exchange editors and comparisons made. The safest plan is to take some forgotten book. Besides the clement of safety you will be a benefactor to the human race in thus bringing to light some buried wisdom which otherwise might have passed from the minds of men. Ofcourse encyclopedias are of service in descriptive essays. We are glad to see many of our exchanges make use of this reliable information. Care must be taken in historical essays to change the wording somewhat as the standard histories are read so carefully. By mixing judiciously two different historical accounts a very readable essay may often be produced. If you want to liven up your yaper a good plan is to take some little known novel and paraphrase a chapter or two. Some charming little "original" stories can thus be secured. AVe hope these few remarks will be appreciated by those unfortunate papers whose editors were not up iH. the art of cribbing, and that college journalism may be benefitted by the following out of these hints. However, remember that it is considered allowable to put in some nrimnnl .nn.. :r ,i. :.. ...... (of good enough quality to produce .it.